In 1962, Fazenda Camocim was purchased by businessman Olivar Araújo, superintendent of the Casa Sloper Group and one of the founders of Aracruz Celulose (also known as a “tree collector”). He was a pioneer in the production of organic coffees in this region of Espírito Santo. For 30 years he replanted trees, protected springs and recovered the soil. Olivar also planted exotic trees, mainly eucalyptus, pine, araucaria and liquidambar, the latter being the symbol of Camocim.
FARMER: Henrique Sloper
REGION: Pedra Azul do Aracê, Montanhas do Espírito Santo
CITY: Domingos Martins
HARVEST METHOD: Manual Picking
PROCESS METHOD: Natural
DRY METHOD: Elevated beds
VARIETY: Iapar 59 (a cross between Villa Sarchi and Timor Hybrid)
CERTIFICATION: BSCA, Demeter, Orgânico Brasil
Coffee cultivation started in 1996. The farm was succeeded by businessman Henrique Sloper Araújo, who was also president of BSCA (Brazil Specialty Coffee Association). The owners sought the autonomy of the farm and chose to produce a high quality, organic coffee, without pesticides and pesticides. To achieve this goal, an external consultancy was hired that allowed farmers to understand and adopt best practices in planting. Later, the farm perfected the technique and started to produce biodynamic coffee, which has better quality, is more resistant to pests while enriching the soil and improving the environment.
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